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Snowboarding in Bavaria

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Markus Keller, Zugspitze

Photograph By Lorenz Holder

Being strategically located near the Alps and offering an international airport, Munich is home to many European brand headquarters like Nitro, K2 and Ride, as well as the three biggest German snowboard magazines (Pleasure, MBM and Onboard). It is also host of ISPO, the international winter-sports tradeshow, which draws more than 2,000 exhibitors, media and riders. There is usually a huge snowfall around the same time as ISPO, which is nice.